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Old 08-24-2009, 04:10 AM   #11
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Thats a good plan. If you dont have the RO/DI unit now, you could be battling things like cyano and diatoms relentlessly. And nitrate problems as well. The RO/DI unit just makes sense. And since you don't know what you want to do yet, as far as reef or fowlr goes, then dont waste money on lights you may not even need if you decide not to go reef.
I really want to go for reef, so I need to have a plan on what to do with my puffers.
I have diatoms right now, so I will probably get that RO as soon as I can to control them.
my tank now is more like a POWLR (puffer only with life rock) haha
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:28 PM   #12
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lighting is the one came with the tank...
That's not telling us much! You might want to put in your "My Tanks" what your actual lighting is - type, length, and wattage.

Coralline doesn't need much light. In fact, it will bleach white with too much light. Eventually, you'll end up with coralline everywhere. It does need *some* light, but don't expect the undersides of your rocks to be white. As long as your calcium/alkalinity levels stay good (and yours look good), it should grow given time.

From time to time, I have sections of my coralline go white on me - I've never figured out why though. It always comes back though. It's just one of those things...
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I do have something like sponges~
so the bottom of the life rock will usually be white even I have the right lighting? since that side won't have much light?
side question, should I get a RO/DI unit first or a better light?

pic of the sponge like thingy
That actually looks more like some type of coral to me, possibly porites.
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That actually looks more like some type of coral to me, possibly porites.
really OoO
does it need a lot of light?
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Not a lot, just average lighting for soft coral or lps will keep it alive. Can you get a closer up picture... to me those look like coral polyps in your picture. I'm still guessing it is some type of porites.
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don't think that rock has polyps, but my other rock does.
and thats the closest I can get with my camera...
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